New York Fashion Week S/S 2009: Anna Sui
Folklore, Russian Dolls, Matadors, global hippies...Anna Sui, as always, didn't disappoint avid fans of her intricate, bohemian style. Her collection - which reminded me a lot of Matthew Williamson's S/S 08 collection - was a riot of colour, embellishment and global influences....
There were feathery printed kaftan tunics, tiered peasant skirts and loads and loads of dresses in all colours of the rainbow. Picking a palette for this collection is tough. Outfits ranged from all black to bright jewel purple and green, with a dash of everything in between.
Native American inspired mini dresses with fringing and suede-look fabrics blended perfectly with slouchy parka dresses and batik style African sundresses. All were topped with Sui's trademark cowboy boots, this time in tan, beige and metallic leather with tooled trims.
Finally, a wash of lilac swept across the catwalk in many different forms, teamed with black or dotting fairy-like chiffons or tiered smock dresses. There was also a turn from Agyness in a cropped bullfighter jacket, and a black and white story of shift dresses and capri pants.
All in all, something for everyone, especially the ostentatious die-hard fans with their love of embellishment.
[all images Scott Gries for Coutorture]